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Hands-Free Texting While Driving Just as Dangerous, Says Study

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May 30, 2013
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Using your voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as texting with your hands, a recent study suggests.


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Google's Self-Driving Car Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals

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TheStreet (May 28, 2014) — Google is unveiling its own prototype of a self-driving car in which there's no steering wheel or pedals. Instead, the electric-powered car is driven solely through computers and sensors. The only manual controls are a stop/go button and an emergency button. Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving project said in a blog post that safety was the most important aspect of designing the prototype. He says the self-driving cars have sensors that remove blind spots and are able to detect objects that are more than two football fields away. The first vehicles have speed capped at 25 miles per hour. Inside, just two seats with seatbelts and a screen that show the route. Video provided by TheStreet
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Apple To Bring iPhone Software To Cars

Apple To Bring iPhone Software To Cars

Newsy (Mar. 3, 2014) — Apple's CarPlay will provide hands-free control of the iPhone while driving. It will be available in select car models later this year. Video provided by Newsy
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Glympse Takes Over Travel Updates Automatically

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TheStreet (Jan. 21, 2014) — Glympse is a geolocation app that updates people of your choosing on your location for a set period of time. Easier and faster than a text, the program is now available in many major car brands including BMW, Mercedes, Ford, and General Motors to reduce texting and driving, and it's even available on Facebook and Twitter. However, users' privacy is protected because the updates only go to selected friends or family members. Recipients can also turn off Glympse if they don't need to see the location.
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